Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts

by Jenn

Everyone loves donuts, right?  What about apple pumpkin spice chocolate chip donuts? Sounds pretty fabulous, right.

I know I sure do, especially this time of year.  I just love the smell of stuff baking in the oven, especially all the fall aromas like this apple pumpkin spice chocolate chip donut recipe made using cake mix to help save you a little time.  

Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts

There are so many great fall donuts, it’s hard to choose only one.  Below are a few of my favorite donuts to bake in the fall months and yes even using cake mix.  If you missed my easy baked cake mix donut recipe be sure to swing by and check them out.  They were made with cake mix.  

Fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy some delicious donuts. Here are a few ideas for donuts that are perfect for the season: 

Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts

1. Pumpkin Spice Donuts: Seriously, what says fall more than pumpkin spice?  I can’t think of anything.  Where there is fall you’re sure to find pumpkin everything even Pumpkin Spice Donuts, which are super yummy!  

2. Apple Cider Donuts: Oh, and one of my favorite is apple cider, love the smell and we all know fall wouldn’t be complete without picking apples.  And of course those freshly picked apples need to be prepared a number of ways from frying and baking to of course apple cider donuts. 

Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts

See, our Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts are perfect for the fall months right!

3. Caramel Apple Donuts: Okay, hands down caramel is one of my very favorites.  It’s everything, and the caramel apple flavors yum!  Just drizzle a little caramel sauce over your favorite glazed donut topped with small diced apple pieces.! Sounds like the perfect fall treat, oh or even better try it with an apple fritter.  

4. Maple Bacon Donuts: Okay, maple and bacon are seriously a popular flavor combos for a good reason too.  Why not give a maple-glazed donut sprinkled with crispy bacon bits a try next time you are craving a sweet but savory treat!  

5. Sweet Potato Donuts: Okay, I’m not going to lie! I am not a fan of sweet potatoes but I know a lot of people are soooo… Let’s not forget about adding sweet potato to your donut batter with some cream cheese glaze maybe?  

6. Cinnamon Sugar Donuts: Okay, these are popular all year around but more so in the fall months!  Yes, you cannot go wrong with cinnamon sugar donuts.  A soft donut covered in cinnamon and sugar!  Oh, sounds amazing with a cup of hot apple cider right. 

7. Nutella-filled Donuts: Indulge your sweet tooth with a rich Nutella-filled donut. The creamy hazelnut spread pairs perfectly with a fluffy donut for a delightful fall treat. No matter which donut you choose to enjoy in the fall, be sure to savor the flavors and embrace the cozy atmosphere of the season.

Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts

Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts

Okay, enough about fall donuts, let’s get to the recipe! I mean, it’s the perfect fall donut right? Apple, pumpkin and chocolate! And, the best part is that making cake mix donuts just means they are done that much quicker.

Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts

Seriously, you only need a few ingredients to make these yummy Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Apple Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Donuts

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat


  • Donuts:
  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup chocolate chips for the batter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips for garnish
  • Donut icing
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 - 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder


Icing directions:
  • Combine all the icing ingredients and mix together, preferably using a stand mixer if possible.  You can use water/powder sugar to reach desired consistency. 
  • Cover and set aside until donuts are finished baking
Donut directions:
  • Preheat you oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare donut pan by spraying with non-stick spray
  • Combine cake mix, apple sauce, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon in  a large mixing bowl and mix completely.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix.
  • Pour batter into your donut pan, don't fill them all the way up the batter will rise some.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until finished.
  • Once done baking remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before removing from donut pan.
  • Dip the top of the donuts into the icing and place them on parchment paper or a cooling rack. 
  • Before the icing is dry be sure to garnish the top of your donuts with chocolate chips. 
  • Repeat until all donuts are complete.
  • Enjoy

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